I purchased two of his books which as Mr. Deen said that if I turn the one book over and upside down there was a separate book of recipes from his son Jack, the future owner of Rooster’s Café.
"Deen Bros. Get Fired Up"
"Jamie Deen’s Good Food"
When Jamie arrived he apologized for being late. Which if he was late it was only about 30 seconds. The room was crowded with the Deen Family fans, especially Paula Deen fans. Jamie answered one lady’s question that mama is doing all right. It was a tough summer but she is doing fine.
He introduced his Aunt Johnny, the owner of Gabriel's! You could tell that this is a very close family.
Jamie began to talk about his family. He is such a proud daddy. Then he saw one little girl in the audience and asked her to come sit up by him. I am thinking this made her day and a long lasting inspiration and a cool memory to be sitting up by Jamie Deen. Not many guys would do such a sweet gesture for a child.
He did talk about his recent weight loss. Giving a few of the tips he had learned to take off over 50 pounds, Jamie said he never eats after 6:00 pm and he eats like a 6 year old. I sat there and thought about how when I was 6 years old my mom would have to track, bribe and even chase us down to get us kids to come in for lunches and dinners. I think I need to start to eat like I am 6 years old again. I am so willing to try this tip. Now if I could just start to sleep like a 6 year old.
Back to Jamie Deen, the guy looks great. He was very down to earth and a just cool person to meet .
So as he talked to the ladies in the crowded room, he signed copies his books for us. Someone offered to take a picture of me and Jamie Deen. I think I was saying something about my not having on any make up today and sloppy but comfortable mom clothes on for my exciting day of taking care of my grand-daughter. I could tell he was very impressed with my Hanks Franks, Lodi, New Jersey tee-shirt. He said something about liking hot dogs right when I heard the lens on my i-phone go snap and the camera caught my funny face.